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2019 Field Trip Schedule

WHAT TO BRING: If the trip is scheduled to go beyond 11:00 a.m., bring a lunch. Binoculars are essential; scopes, field guides, insect repellant, layered clothing and waterproof footwear are suggested. Notice that even trips which don't have a set leader will still take place - we'll all pitch in and have a good trip anyhow.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Unless noted, all trips take place regardless of normal rain and snowy weather. However, trips will be canceled in extreme blizzard conditions.

1. Bird Walk at Lake St. Clair Metropark & DNR Boat Launch
January 19th (Saturday) 10:00 a.m.

Meet our field trip coordinators, Micki Special and Colleen Traylor, at 10:00 a.m. at the Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center, located in Harrison Township. Bring binoculars and pack a lunch. We’ll take a hike through the trails, looking for birds but open to whatever we happen to find. Afterward, we’ll head back to the Nature Center to enjoy lunch. If you wish to continue birding after lunch, you’ll have the option to head to the DNR Public Access Site located at the end of South River Road. Metroparks sticker or day pass required for entry to LSCMP; recreation passport may be required at DNR.

2. Belle Isle Shiver on the River
February 2nd (Saturday) 10:00 a.m.

Take a trip to Belle Isle for this year’s “Shiver on the River” event, hosted by the Friends of the Detroit River. Check out a variety of activities and opportunities to watch for birds. This event is self-directed, though we expect a good turnout of Macomb Audubon members! The event lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More info is available at the Friends of the Detroit River website at

3. Annual Bird Walk at Beaudette Park
February 16th (Saturday) 10:00 a.m.

Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to Beaudette Park, located at 786 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac. This annual bird walk is always a blast and we get a great crowd! It could be the exceptional birding at this little jewel of a park, or the fact that we have lunch at China Jade afterward… either way- it’s a great day with birds, friends and delicious food- a win, win, win!

4. Tundra Swan Trek
(Date TBD)

Each year, we take a spur-of-the-moment trek to Canada to see migrating Tundra Swans. We’d love for you to join us to view this spectacle of migration! The date will be dependent on bird activity, as their arrival is difficult to predict. Stay tuned – we’ll send out email updates via our yahoo group site once we choose a date and time.